Registered Nurse- Oral Surgery

16 Junction Dr W Ste 101 Glen Carbon, IL 62034 • Healthcare • Full-Time

Salary Range:  $24.00 - $30.00 hour

Registered Nurse- Oral Surgery

Purpose of Position

The Registered Nurse (RN) in Oral Surgery focuses on the health and wellness of individuals, families and populations in collaboration with other health care professionals by incorporating evidence-based practice in the management of patient care.  The RN utilizes the nursing process and aligns practice with organizational policies, professional nursing standards and regulatory practice acts.

The Registered Nurse in Oral Surgery provides direct patient care to patients requiring procedural sedation, assists the Oral Surgeon in patient consults, and oversees assigned tasks to facilitate effective patient care.

Skills & Requirements

  • Essential Job Functions/Duties
  • Demonstrates superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communication skills. Utilizes excellent hearing and listening skills in order to receive and act on detailed information. Communicates based on the client’s level of comprehension and understanding. Demonstrates diplomacy and sound judgment in all interactions; respect for multicultural diversity.
  • Demonstrates excellent organization and multitasking skills. Must be able to apply critical thinking, communication and documentation skills simultaneously.
  • Conduct sound nursing assessment.
  • Utilizes computer programs to assess, process, educate and document all information in an accurate manner. Demonstrates working knowledge of all utilized software programs
  • Answer telephone inquiries regarding patient needs
  • Call/e-prescribe medication to pharmacy per provider and document in electronic health record
  • Perform outbound follow-up calls as requested
  • Adhere to general organizational, department and clinical policies and protocols
  • Respond to oral surgery emergencies
  • Conform to infection control policies, utilize aseptic technique and follow standard precautions
  • Utilize interpreter services for limited English proficient patients
  • Provide excellent customer service and patient/family centered care.
  • Works effectively on a team and communicate respectfully with patients and all staff based on shared goals and mutual respect. 
  • Honors patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality.  Adheres to strict patient, customer and business confidentiality standards
  • Assists Oral Surgeon in patient consults
  • Performs advanced nursing activities including procedural sedation, preoperative and postoperative assessments, and patient education.
  • Assesses patient’s health history, including medication reconciliation in preparation for oral surgery procedure.
  • Oversees various daily activities of the oral surgery practice as assigned by the Sun Prairie Clinic Manager

Additional Job Functions/Duties

  • Participation in educational activities for staff, students, trainees and volunteers.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and process improvement projects.
  • Maintain solid and positive communication with other work teams in the clinic.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Credentialing

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Current licensure in State of Illinois
  • Minimum of 3 years in experience in either an inpatient or outpatient setting providing procedural sedation
  • BLS & ACLS certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • PALS Certification
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in dental setting

Personal Qualifications

  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Efficient and organized
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong patient/customer service skills
  • Problem solving skills individually and in a group setting
  • Positive attitude, able to build morale
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well as a team player with patient care as the first priority
  • Demonstrates cultural competence with patients and staff 
  • Open to continuous learning to build effectiveness
  • Attentive to safety and security issues
  • Articulates and supports the mission of the organization


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